Richard Seroter is a Senior Director of Product at Pivotal, with a master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Colorado. He’s also a Microsoft MVP for cloud, Pluralsight trainer, lead InfoQ.com editor for cloud computing, frequent public speaker, and author of multiple books on application integration strategies. Richard maintains a regularly updated blog on topics of architecture and solution design.
Session - "The app is slow": Using Distributed Tracing to Find, and Fix, Latency Problems
Aug 1 3-4PM
It's not worth spending time reminiscing about those simpler days when troubleshooting latency was relatively straightforward. Those days are gone. Our apps today are multi-threaded, multi-server, cross data center, with asynchronous and synchronous communication powered by message buses. Combine that with the explosion of microservices, and you have a remarkably complex topology to traverse. What's a developer to do? In this talk, we'll look at Zipkin and the world of distributed tracing. You'll see how to easily instrument applications and get a call graph that helps you pinpoint problem areas.